Stephan Wagner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Stephan Wagner
Name variantsStephan M. Wagner
FieldLogistics Management
Address
Professur für Logistikmanagement
ETH Zürich, WEV F 123
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 32 59
Fax+41 44 632 15 26
E-mailstwagner@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.scm.ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-0345-01LLecture Cycle Purchasing
Does not take place this semester.
2 credits1VS. Wagner
AbstractThis lecture is about practical and theoretical issues in the field of purchasing & supply management. Purchasing managers from various industries examine the importance of purchasing for corporate success. Possible topics of the presentations could be: Corporate and purchasing strategy, supplier networks, innovations in purchasing, supply chain redesign, sustainability in purchasing.
ObjectiveThe goal of this lecture is to get an overview about the challenges of purchasing managers, get to know the procurement department as an important corporate function and to understand the importance of purchasing & supply management with regard to corporate success.
ContentThis lecture is about practical and theoretical issues in the field of purchasing and supply management. Purchasing managers from various industries examine the importance of purchasing for corporate success.

The speakers are executives form purchasing and supply chain management departments as well as from general management. They will discuss recent issues in purchasing and supply management such as: Corporate and purchasing strategy, supplier networks, procurement organization, innovations in purchasing, supply chain redesign, sustainability in purchasing & supply management
363-0453-00LStrategic Supply Chain Management3 credits2GS. Wagner
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of supply chain management. Students will learn how to develop supply chain strategies and supply chain networks based on firms’ competitive strategies and marketing priorities.
ObjectiveThe task of designing and managing supply chains requires that managers apply strategic, decision making and leadership skills in a supply chain context. The goal of this course is to develop and practice these skills.
ContentEffective supply chains ought to be aligned with and support the achievement of the firm’s corporate, business and product strategies, taking into account future opportunities and risks. This course will familiarize students with modern supply chain management theory and practice to develop and manage supply chains. The topics covered range from fundamental logistics and supply chain concepts (e.g. push vs. pull, postponement) to the development of supply chain strategies, relationships and networks.
Lecture notesCourse material will be available for download from the homepage of the Chair of Logistics Management:

http://www.scm.ethz.ch/teaching/courses.html

Login will be provided in the first lecture or can be obtained from the Teaching Assistant Alexander Fink (afink@ethz.ch).
LiteratureThe following textbook is mandatory:
Chopra, Sunil and Meindl, Peter (2016): Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation, 6th ed., Harlow, UK: Pearson Education.

The following textbook is supplementary:
Hopp, Wallace J. (2008): Supply chain science, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Prerequisites / NoticeThe final course grade will be a weighted average of the following:
Exam (semester end): 70%
Case studies (during the semester): 30%

Students (at least in groups of two) must bring a laptop with MS Excel and the Excel Solver installed to class.
368-0303-00LAsia Study Trip Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
5 credits10GS. Wagner
AbstractStudy trip to China and Japan led by the president of the Swiss-Chinese chamber of Commerce and in partnership with Tongji and Keio Universities. Visits to both supply chain champions like Toyota, as well as the Asia subsidiaries of Swiss companies like Schindler and Hilti will compare and contrast practical aspects of business development and management.
ObjectivePersonally visit the business environment and companies of key markets in Asia (China’s Shanghai region and Japan). Develop a first hand grasp of the cultural context and its historical economic development in order to prepare to do business in these parts of Asia. After having visited China, participants will be able to describe the main challenges to doing business there, quantify its wealth gap, be able to outline the procedures for setting up a new business, define the industries in which China is a main producer or supplier, explain the foreign trade structure and most important sourcing clusters, arbitrage cost factors in the Chinese market while managing the risk of those suppliers. After visiting Japan, participants will be able to describe the main challenges of doing business there, illustrate cultural traitss with experienced behavioral sequences, and solve a case for a German company considering entering that market.
368-0500-00LMaster's Thesis Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
16 credits34DS. Wagner
AbstractThe ETH MBA SCM program culminates with a Master's Thesis.
ObjectiveFor this last assignment, each student is granted the opportunity to apply what they have learned during the MBA course to a real-life problem. With the support of a faculty advisor, MBA candidates usually select a project of strategic interest to their own companies. The exercise is not designed to produce purely academic output. Upon completion of the thesis, our MBA candidates must defend the outcome – solution and business result - in front of both faculty and classmates. This final learning experience tests executives in method, solution, and presentation.